UX Writing Weekly #167

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Lists: everybody loves ‘em! So we’ve got three great ones courtesy of UX Planet.
And we just hit 11,000 subscribers, so thank you all for your support! We're not going anyway, so expect a new issue every Wednesday morning. 🌞


WHAT’S INSIDE ✍️


Issue #167 (Jan 19th, 2022)
  • 50 work-life hacks
  • Keeping calm as a UX newbie
  • Medium’s microcopy
  • Believe in content design with Jonathon Colman



ARTICLES 📰  

🙏 List #1 is aimed at visual designers but is just as relevant to wordsmiths. Highlight: “The sooner you realise that
sometimes the most perfect anything needs to be is done, the easier your life as a designer will be.”

50 Ways to Improve Your Work-life Without Really Trying

😱 List #2 has 20 entries about staying calm if you’re new to UX. Highlight: “You’ll have moments when you feel shitty. Be kind to yourself.”

New to UX? Quietly Freaking out?

🐇 List #3: Six steps for creating a product vision (and some fun Alice in Wonderland stuff). Highlight: “Run it through the sniff test.”

What “Alice In Wonderland” can teach us about building great products




MICROCOPY BITE 💬

A+ for scannability and visual navigability from Medium. Already know what you’re doing? Paste the link and hit the CTA. Need more info? It’s perfectly organized on the screen, especially that “chance to edit” microcopy.




PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛️
Hot topics and trending posts from community members. Join the conversations below!



UPSKILL: LIVE EVENTS & MORE 📚

Podcast:
You gotta believe! HubSpot is about to triple the size of its content design team, adding 20 new content designers. Their content design leader, Jonathon Colman, goes through their hiring process and drops heaps of handy tips for job seekers while he’s at it.

Believe in content design with Jonathon Colman @ HubSpot


UX Salon WORDS:
UX Salon WORDS 2022 - A Conference for Writers in Tech is fast approaching.  (Mar 7th) Don't miss great speakers from Netflix, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and more.

Sign up by the end of January for an early registration discount. Or, use our coupon code: UXWritingHub10




JOBS 👔

Bitpanda is on a mission to reinvent the world of finance, and they need a UX writer in Vienna to help.

BackMarket is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices. They’re on the lookout for a content designer in New York.

Pingboard is real-time organizational chart software, so if you’re a UX writer in the Austin, TX area, give ‘em a holler.


And, as always:




PORTFOLIO 🎨

Clem Auyeung is a content designer and strategist based in Washington, D.C. Systems design is his peanut butter. Data is his jelly. Need we say more?

https://clemauyeung.com/




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— Written and curated by Yuval Keshtcher, Aaron Raizen, and the UX Writing Hub team —